Monday, 6 June 2011

Makassed ENO Climate Change Campaign in Newspapers

It was indeed a tremendous day! More than 1000 Makassediyyeen were boasting their pledges for a noble cause, and that was fabulous! The natural beauty of our Horj was breathtaking; the weather was not less than perfect; the Makassed family was all united.
Thanks to all who made it happen.
One heart, One Makassed!

"For A Hundred Smile"

Visiting the Lebanese American University on a beautiful morning to submit the collected plastic bottles caps made our day!This visit is a form of contribution from grade 6 Khalil Shehab Primary School students to make the"For a hundred smile" activity a fruitful action, which mainly aims at providing wheelchairs for handicapped.One ton of collected caps is equivalent to a wheelchair.The more we are involved ,the more we are environmentaly and socially conscious. Arc en Ciel is the NGO that is behind this intiative. Let's all think of the 3 Rs: reducing, reusing, and recycling. This project is environmental and humanitarian. What can be better than that?!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

World Environment Day: A Shared Story With Hatton Vale State School, Australia

June 5 is "World Environment Day." This day was instituted by the United Nations to stimulated worldwide awareness of the environment. A day to promote caring for our planet, Earth. World Environment Day is celebrated around the world with street rallies, bicycle parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more. 
We, second graders, have celebrated  this day through a collaborative project with our friends at Hatton Vale State School in Queensland, Australia. We decided to write a story together, so we took turns with each class writing a part alternate weeks. It was a new experience and the excitement grew as we eagerly awaited the moment that we could all read our Aussie friends' parts. 
Special Thank You to Ms. Amanda! 

Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference.” 

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon